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10 days of comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó
10 days of comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

10 days of comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon EF 400mm F/2.8 L IS

Imaging camera:Sony Alpha 7

Software:DeepSkyStackerPixInsight LE

Resolution: 1200x530

Dates:Jan. 9, 2018Jan. 11, 2018Jan. 14, 2018Jan. 17, 2018Jan. 19, 2018

Frames: 240x30" ISO5000

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.30% job: 2184299

RA center: 62.876 degrees

DEC center: 18.139 degrees

Pixel scale: 16.291 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 296.469 degrees

Field radius: 2.968 degrees

Locations: Observatorio del Teide, La Orotava, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


Evolution of the comet C / 2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) along a total of ten days with images taken especifically on January days 9, 11, 14, 17 and 19 of 2018 (from left to right). This comet was characterized because its inusual and active ionic tail with a changing shape day to day, such as can be see in this composition of pictures taken with a zoom lens from Teide Observatory in Canary Islands, covering a wide field plenty of interstellar cirrus into constellation Taurus.

Lens Canon 400mm. f/2.8 & Camera Sony Alpha-7s.
Mosaic of 5 frames, 24 min. each at ISO 5000.
From Teide Observatory (TAD), Canary Islands (Spain)

Posted in my Blog 



José J. Chambó
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10 days of comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS, 


            José J. Chambó

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